Art & Nancy Ruprecht

Art & Nancy Ruprecht

 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
BandJazzChristian

Performing standards as well as contemporary fare; Nancy's strong alto vocals blend with Art's jazz guitar as they flow through a refreshing repetoire of uplifting melodies. A variety of band configurations are available. Art's music has aired nationally on The Weather Channel, XM radio and Muzak..

Biography

Art has had six tracks air nationally on The Weather Channel’s “Local On The Eights” segment. He has music published with Platinum Music of Great Britain, Supermax Music, Triple Scoop Music, LicenseJazz.com and worldwide digital distribution of his 2008 Smooth Jazz release, “At The End Of The Day”, with LGN Entertainment/Sony-BMG.

At age eighteen, Art Ruprecht took up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. As one of the most respected musicians in the St. Louis area, his varied influences range from Ricky Scaggs to George Benson . When area band leaders are looking for a versatile player, they are apt to call on Art to meet their need.

Benefiting greatly from Berklee School of Music courses as a teenager, Art increased his technical knowledge while drums remained his primary instrument. The result of a love affair with bluegrass yielded his meteoric development on the violin, mandolin and banjo, as well as the guitar, which would serve him well over the years to come. Warming up for the likes of Pure Prairie League, Earl Scruggs and Vassar Clements, he moved into other styles, especially the jazz and R&B genres.

Art has performed regularly with acts based primarily in the Midwest region of the United States including The Facts Of Life, 40 West, Encore Entertainment, Galaxy Productions, Phoenix, Rhythm Of The Night, The Art & Nancy duo and many others.

Together with wife Nancy, they are an inspirational force as evidenced in their 2003 Contemporary Christian studio release, "All Is Well". From live worship services, concerts, to a variety of party venues, Art and Nancy provide a high level of musicianship and wide range of styles. Since September, '07 they have performed their show of primarily jazz standards at:
The Gatesworth
Delmar Gardens South
Delmar Gardens West
Briarcrest
Westborough Country Club
Algonquin Country Club
The Edge of Webster
New Covenant Church
Fairwinds -The River's Edge
Peace Lutheran Church
The Brentmoor
Delmar On The Green
Chesterfield Villas
Manchester United Methodist Church
Willows Brooking Park
Garden Villas West
Garden Villas South
Lakeview Park
Meramec Bluffs - LSS
Hallmark
Friendship Village-Chesterfield
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Private Parties
Weddings/receptions

Discography

2003-"All Is Well" (Contemporary Christian)
2008- "At The End Of The Day" (Smooth Jazz)

Set List

40 - 60 min sets include:
Nat King Cole Medley-
Route 66
This Can't Be Love
L-O-V-E
It Had to be You
Almost Like Being in Love
The Look of Love
Thats All
Take The A-Train
George Gershwin Medley-
Love Walked In
They Can't Take That Away From me
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Falling In Love With Love
When I Fall In Love
Orange-Colored Sky
Time After Time
Come Rain Or Come Shine
I Only Have Eyes For You Night & Day
All Of Me
At Last
My Romance
Deed I Do
Fly Me to the Moon
Smile
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

CHRISTMAS SONGLIST:
Joy to the World
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Christmas Time is Here
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
The Christmas Song
What Child is This
Let it Snow
Away in the Manger
Silent Night
I'll be Home for Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Do You See What I See
White Chri